Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. susie has the night off. there's almost $3 trillion in u.s. mutual fund money markets. regulators want to make them safer. the third quarter ends for investors. it's been a good quarter and it could get better if history is any guide. then the c.e.o. of platinum miner stillwater mining joins us. global demand and why platinum is cheaper than gold. that and more tonight on n.b.r.! an unusually public battle over money market regulation begins our broadcast time. the debate is testing the regulatory structure put in place by the dodd-frank financial reforms after the credit crisis. under pressure from treasury secretary timothy geithner, the new financial stability oversight council is making a strong push for controversial rules aimed at preventing a run on what many think of as a safer place for investors to put their money. darren gersh explains. >> reporter: for an investment designed to be as boring as possible, money market funds have set off a fierce regulatory battle. last month, the s.e.
Oct 1, 2012 4:30pm PDT
>> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening everyone, i'm susie gharib. american factories were going all out in september, a hopeful sign that the u.s. economy may be picking up. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. ben bernanke defends his strategy at the federal reserve to do more to help the economy. >> susie: and how technology is making it possible for doctors to go paperless. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the first day of the new quarter, kicks off with a blue chip rally. investors were encouraged by a report showing that american factories were busy in september. a popular index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 last month, from 49.6 in august. it was the fastest pace of production since may. but that upbeat news was overshadowed by comments from federal reserve chief ben bernanke, saying the economy is not growing fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate. we'll have more on that in a moment. those two events led to volatile trading here on wall street. the dow rose about 78 points, but was up as much as 155 points earlier. the nasdaq drifted in and ou
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
by its full control of crown imports. that company imports corona into the u.s. hixcadsf the five most actively were lower. with the s&p 500 ending essentially unchanged, the volatility exchange traded note was down 1.4 percent. and that's tonight's market focus. >> susie: next week on n.b.r. dyson, the vacuum cleaner company is hanging up its "help wanted sign". we'll visit the company's new chicago-area call center. and the holiday season is fast approaching. next week we're looking at reatil, from e-commerce to brick-and-mortar stores, what retailers are doing to get you to spend more money. >> tom: the dow jones industrial average may be at its highest price since 2007 but another barometer of the market's health has struggled. chuck carlson is back with us, c.e.o. of horizon investment services. chuck, you watched the dow industrials but also the dow transportation index. why are those two big bedroom teres? >> they're two important barometers because they really are brom ters for important parts of the economy. obviously, you have the dow jones industrial average representing the